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Y’all think he getting PAID paid or just paid?!
Everyone knows the controversy of former NFL quarterback, turned activist Colin Kaepernick. Ever since Colin decided to peacefully protest the shooting of unarmed black men in this country, by taking a knee during the national anthem; the entire country has been up in arms about it—no but seriously. Well it looks like Kaep has finally settled his lawsuit with the NFL.
The details surrounding the agreement have not been disclosed, and are reportedtly subject to a confidentiality clause. Kaepernick’s original lawsuit accused the National Football League of collusion. He and Eric Reid both settled their suits today. The men alleged that they were blacklisted back in 2016 after deciding to take a knee despite threats from their teams. Late last year the NFL made a motion to try and have the case dismissed, their motion was denied.
In a joint statement made from both the NFL and Kaepernick and Reid’s legal teams they said, “For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL. As a result of those discussions, the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances. The resolution of this matter is subject to a confidentiality agreement so there will be no further comment by any party.”
Kaepernick remains unsigned to a team, but that hasn’t stopped him from continuing to make headlines—this is bigger than ESPN. The former San Francisco 49er has continued to gain national attention and praise from members of the black community and its allies alike. Although his career may remain uncertain, his future is not. Take a look at what some fans are saying on Twitter about the settlement:
Dell Demps fired and Kaep and Eric Reid getting PAID by the NFL. Happy Black History Month. pic.twitter.com/Ek7lts3oU6
— Mr. Meeseeks (@MyNameIsEarly_) February 15, 2019
I bet that boy Kaep got PAID!
— Damien Woody (@damienwoody) February 15, 2019
Judge: Mr. Kaepernick… your opening statement?
Kaep: Nathan Peterman.
Judge: Would you like that check made out to Colin or just to Cash?
— Father Panda (@_BigMatt) February 15, 2019
NFL: "good luck trying to prove collusion"
Kaep's lawyer: *shows footage of Blake Bortles*
— nike brand ambassador (@35DBack) February 15, 2019
Kaep and his lawyers pic.twitter.com/UP5cme8D8m
— Mike (@mdschaeff) February 15, 2019